ATLANTA–AmericasMart said it will hold its Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market in 2014 on a Tuesday-to-Tuesday schedule, a change from a plan that was announced earlier this month and one that was based on feedback from buyers and exhibitors.
The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market will be held for eight days in January, from Tuesday, Jan. 7 through Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. Temporaries will be open Jan. 9-13, 2014. The Atlanta International Area Rug Market will be held from Wednesday, Jan. 8 through Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, and the temporaries will be open Jan. 9-11, 2014.
In July 2014, the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market will be held July 8-15 and the temporaries, July 10-14. The Atlanta International Area Rug Market will be held July 9-12.
“Although a shortened run was previously announced, the results of extensive qualitative research conducted with buyers and exhibitors during the July 2013 Market indicate that AmericasMart Markets are increasingly too important and much too valuable for anything other than a straight Tuesday-to-Tuesday run,” AmericasMart said in a statement.